Fennel and Orange Salad

by Anna on July 24, 2010

in Salads,Vegetarian

You guys believe in the law of attraction? Well now I do…. it all started with a simple little issue in my template, and then it all fell apart. It was like a domino effect. All my electronic devices decided to gang up on me. Even my iphone broke down.  So Here’s what happened …while I was trying to fix a problem with my server, this so call “expert” technical adviser, ill advised me to reboot my site back to an older version of wordpress. I have to admit, I know very little about computer programming and when I hear the word “expert”, I really believe the person I’m talking to know’s what he or she is talking about (in most cases it’s a he rather then a she, why is that?) Anyway, to cut the story short, I lost all my posts from July including the comments. No need to say I had a total nervous break down right? So after I let him know how unhappy I was with his service, he somehow managed to restore some of my posts back. But my very last pasta salad post was forever gone with all the comments I had received for it. So I’m sorry if some of you didn’t get a reply or something. I remember somebody asked me about the red jars in my picture. They are from a store called “Cost Plus world Market“. Now everything is back to normal, and I truly hope that it will stay that way (please blue host and wordpress, have some mercy…). So as you can imagine, I didn’t cook much this week. Last night I had this simple fennel and orange salad that I love. It’s very refreshing, and very simple to make. Enjoy.

Fennel and Orange Salad


  • 1 big fennel bulb
  • 3 oranges
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Kalamata olives


Cut the fronds from the fennel bulb and reserve some of the feathery leaves for later Slice the fennel bulb very thinly with a mandolin. Peel the oranges, remove the pith with a knife, and cut segments.

For the dressing:

Whisk together the olive oil,  lemon juice, salt and the pepper in a small bowl. Place the fennel slices, oranges slices and in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss together. Add the olives and some fennel fronds for decoration